DGFT Notifications

Advance Authorisation Scheme- FAQs

DGFT - Advance Authorization (earlier known as Advance License) is input duties neutralization scheme under the Foreign Trade Policy (‘FTP’) intended to reduce working capital requirements for exporters. Advance Authorisation is issued to allow duty free import of input, which is physically incorporated in export product (making normal allow...

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Key Features Export Promotion Schemes – Under DGFT

DGFT - Export promotion schemes under Foreign Trade Policy provides promotional measures to boost India’s exports with the objective to offset infrastructural inefficiencies and associated costs involved to provide exporters a level playing field. The Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India is the overall in-charge of Foreign ...

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Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS)- A Study

DGFT - SEIS is one of the Exports from India Scheme launched by DGFT in Chapter 3 of Free Trade Policy 2015-20. This article describes the same in detail....

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Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)

DGFT - This article contains description of Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS), one of the export scheme launched by DGFT in its Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20....

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Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC) In DGFT

DGFT - INTRODUCTION  RCMC (Registration Cum Membership Certificate) in DGFT is a membership certificate issued for 5 years by Export Promotional Councils (EPCs) or Commodity Boards of India. This certificate is issued as a proof that any particular exporter is registered with the council/Board. FOR WHOM RCMC IS MANDATORY Any person applying for...

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DGFT has to Evolve from a Regulator to Facilitator – Suresh Prabhu

DGFT - A two-day meeting of port officers organized by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), of the Department of Commerce, ended today in New Delhi. The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Shri Suresh Prabhu, addressed the regional officers from different parts of the country and urged them to reorient their th...

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Govt increases MEIS Rate by 2% for labour intensive MSME sectors

DGFT - While restoring the benefits under the export promotion schemes of duty free imports under Advanced Authorization, Export Promotion Capital Goods and 100% Export Oriented Units and thus resolving the problem of blocked working capital for exporters following the roll out of GST, the FTP review has focused on increasing the incentives for ...

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Highlights of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020- Mid Term Review (December 2017)

DGFT - GST RELATED REFORMS- GST has been launched w.e.f. 1.07.2017. It incorporates zero rating of exports. Taxes will not be exported. On the export of finished goods, there is an option of either obtaining refund of GST paid or getting exemption from payment of GST on submission of Letter of Undertaking/Bond....

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Foreign Trade Procedures 2015-20 (w.e.f. 05.12.2017)

DGFT - DGFT notifies Foreign Trade Procedures 2015-20 (w.e.f. 05.12.2017) which contains the following :- CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION & TRADE FACILITATION 1.01 Notification of Procedure In pursuance of the provisions of paragraph 1.03 of Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) hereby notifies the procedure to be f...

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DGFT creates GST Facilitation Cell for exporters

DGFT - DGFT has constituted a GST facilitation cell in DGFT Headquarters to assist and advice exporters , trade and industry for smooth transition from present regime to GST regime w.e.f. 1st July 2017....

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Review Petition admitted as assessments u/s. 158BC & 158BD were completed by same officer

Commissioner of Income-tax Vs Dr. T.M. Kuriachan (Kerala High Court) - If the claim of the Revenue that both the assessments were completed by the same officer one under s. 158BC and the other under s. 158BD is correct, then certainly the review has to be allowed as Manish Maheshwari's case (supra) has no application. We, therefore, allow the review petition by recalli...

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6 month extension in Export Obligation Period to advance authorizations involving import of Raw cashew

Policy Circular No. 17/2015-2020-DGFT - (14/01/2019) - Additional extension of six months in the Export Obligation Period (EOP) (beyond permissible extension period in Pam 4.42 of the HBP) to advance authorizations issued upto 30.06.2016 involving import of Raw cashew (SION E 8) –relaxation of Policy/ Procedure....

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Amendment in policy condition of Nicotinic Acid & Nicotinamide

Notification No. 55/2015-2020 - (15/01/2019) - Till now, import of Nicotinic Acid & Nicotinamide (Niacinamide/ niacin) was 'Free' subject to No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Narcotics Commissioner, Gwalior, before import of the item. For import of Nicotinic Acid & Nicotinamide (Niacinamide/ niacin, this Policy Condition is being removed with ...

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FTP: Govt incorporates a list of 207 items as Technical Textiles

Notification No.54/2015-2020 - (15/01/2019) - Central Government, hereby incorporates a list of 207 items as Technical Textiles vide Appendix - V of ITC (HS) 2017,Schedule-I (Import Policy)....

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Procedure to Record information on transfer of MEIS/SEIS scrips on DGFT website

Trade Notice No. 42/2015-2020-DGFT - (11/01/2019) - It has been decided that transfer of MEIS/SEIS scrips, which have been issued on or after 14.1.2019,for EDI ports only, will have to be mandatory recorded on the DGFT website (dgft.gov.in). Detailed procedure for recording of transfer of MEIS/SEIS scrips is at Annexure....

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Import quantity rationalised for different categories of exports of Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers

Public Notice No. 69/2015-2020 - (10/01/2019) - Quantities of import item at SI. No.1 have been rationalised for different categories of exports of Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers....

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6 month extension in Export Obligation Period to advance authorizations involving import of Raw cashew

Policy Circular No. 17/2015-2020-DGFT (14/01/2019)

Additional extension of six months in the Export Obligation Period (EOP) (beyond permissible extension period in Pam 4.42 of the HBP) to advance authorizations issued upto 30.06.2016 involving import of Raw cashew (SION E 8) –relaxation of Policy/ Procedure....

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Amendment in policy condition of Nicotinic Acid & Nicotinamide

Notification No. 55/2015-2020 (15/01/2019)

Till now, import of Nicotinic Acid & Nicotinamide (Niacinamide/ niacin) was 'Free' subject to No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Narcotics Commissioner, Gwalior, before import of the item. For import of Nicotinic Acid & Nicotinamide (Niacinamide/ niacin, this Policy Condition is being removed with immediate effect....

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FTP: Govt incorporates a list of 207 items as Technical Textiles

Notification No.54/2015-2020 (15/01/2019)

Central Government, hereby incorporates a list of 207 items as Technical Textiles vide Appendix - V of ITC (HS) 2017,Schedule-I (Import Policy)....

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Procedure to Record information on transfer of MEIS/SEIS scrips on DGFT website

Trade Notice No. 42/2015-2020-DGFT (11/01/2019)

It has been decided that transfer of MEIS/SEIS scrips, which have been issued on or after 14.1.2019,for EDI ports only, will have to be mandatory recorded on the DGFT website (dgft.gov.in). Detailed procedure for recording of transfer of MEIS/SEIS scrips is at Annexure....

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Import quantity rationalised for different categories of exports of Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers

Public Notice No. 69/2015-2020 (10/01/2019)

Quantities of import item at SI. No.1 have been rationalised for different categories of exports of Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers....

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Amendment in Para 4.14 & 4.16 (ii) of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20

Notification No. 53/2015-20 (10/01/2019)

Notification No. 53/2015-20– Para 4.14 of FTP 2015-20 is amended to remove pre-import condition to avail exemption from Integrated Tax and Compensation Cess and exemption from Integrated Tax and Compensation Cess is also extended to deemed supplies. Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Direc...

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Directives for processing of application for MEIS claims under FTP 2015-20

Public Notice No. 68/2015-2020-DGFT (09/01/2019)

The list of MEIS entries in the Appendix 3B, Table 2, for which the RAs are required to process the MEIS application in the manual mode, as explained in the Trade Notice 30 dated 11.09.2018 has been re-notified....

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Guidelines to RAs for SOP for EODC monitoring

Policy Circular No. 16/2015-2020 (09/01/2019)

Guidelines to RAs for following Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for EODC monitoring of both Advance as well as EPCG authorizations using software in website http://eodc.online...

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Errata to DGFT Notification No. 49/2015-2020 dated 07.01.2019

Notification No. 52/2015-2020 (08/01/2019)

Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan Notification No. 52/2015-2020 New Delhi, dated the 08 January, 2019 ERRATA Subject: Errata to Notification No. 49/2015-2020 dated 7th January, 2019 notifying Export Policy of Fertilisers under Chapter 31 of ITC...

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DGFT amends Import Policy of Aviation Gasoline

Notification No. 51/2015-2020-DGFT (08/01/2019)

Central Government, hereby amends the import policy and policy conditions of Aviation Gasoline under Exim Code 27101219 in the ITC (HS) 2017,Schedule-((Import Policy) vide vide DGFT Notification No. 51/2015-2020 dated 8th January, 2019. Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of F...

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